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[patch] loadarchive: guard against locale-archive corruption

>From 1c9ebf0296d4dfe32dd856fc6d1932212a0b0175 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: DJ Delorie <>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:15:52 -0400
Subject: loadarchive: guard against locale-archive corruption

_nl_load_locale_from_archive() checks for a zero size, but
divides by both (size) and (size-2).  Extend the check to
guard against a size of two or less.

Tested by manually corrupting locale-archive and running a program
that calls setlocale() with LOCPATH unset (size is typically very


diff --git a/locale/loadarchive.c b/locale/loadarchive.c
index 981f68d410..b4a73d5c94 100644
--- a/locale/loadarchive.c
+++ b/locale/loadarchive.c
@@ -274,7 +274,7 @@ _nl_load_locale_from_archive (int category, const char **namep)
 					+ head->namehash_offset);
   /* Avoid division by 0 if the file is corrupted.  */
-  if (__glibc_unlikely (head->namehash_size == 0))
+  if (__glibc_unlikely (head->namehash_size <= 2))
     goto close_and_out;
   idx = hval % head->namehash_size;

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